Fashion Trends

Styling Denim Maxi + Midi Skirts.

By: Jen Shoop

One of my favorite trends for fall is the long denim (maxi or midi) skirt. I shared some inspo here, and then rushed to order this ecru denim skirt (more sizes here) from new-to-me denim line Still Here. I took my true size and found it runs a tiny bit small, but still fit (I’m keeping the size I ordered). My ecru skirt is nearly sold out, but the same brand carries a denim wash variation, too, and I found this similar ecru colored denim skirt from cool brand Aligne. I am also eyeing this dark wash style from SLVRLAKE, which is more or less the “it” brand for denim skirts at the moment — they keep selling out! Reformation also has a great take on the trend in super interesting washes — the brown/khaki is amazing! — or get the look for less with Gap or Mango.

This first look here is quintessential Jen — like, this is my inner preppy self from childhood. I think I actually wore this exact outfit when I was 15 or 16, minus the elegant handbag (from FRP Collection) and woven ballet flats (Loeffler Randall — eyeing this similar pair from the same brand for fall). The oxford is, of course, timeless RL. Depending on work environment, you could likely pull this off in-office.

ralph lauren oxford

As we head into chillier weather, how amazing will the skirt look layered with a neutral knit — I’m wearing my Alice Walk Alpaca crewneck below, the kind of sweater you buy and wear forever and ever. Their knits are top of the line and the fit is fantastic. Jenni Kayne has a similar one with a slightly slouchier fit if that’s what you’re after. Would love to style with a pair of boots like these or these.

alice walk alpaca sweater
alice walk alpaca sweater

For something a bit more slick / date night territory, I also liked styling with a black silk button-down blouse (mine is very old J. Crew, but similar here and here), my strappy Alexandre Birman sandals (similar here), and my Chanel bag. I’ve also been getting a lot of wear out of my Dorsey white sapphire necklace — been pushing myself to style it more casually with looks like the one below. Fun bit of bling!

dorsey kate necklace

For right now, I am drawn to a chocolate color palette. I love the look of a simple tank (the one I’m wearing below is $21!) with the skirt and a cute little crossbody.

P.S. More fabulous chocolate brown finds here.

P.P.S. “Many things can be true at once. Life is full of multivalence and contradiction. Part of living artfully is embracing those multitudes, not forcing them to resolve to a fine and clear point.” From my musing here.

P.P.P.S. You must try this salsa verde this summer. I promise you will find yourself pouring it on everything you eat.

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10 thoughts on “Styling Denim Maxi + Midi Skirts.

  1. I love seeing different ways to style this! Sometimes I feel all at sea in terms of how to wear trends as a 40yo mom without a big clothing budget or a lot of time to think about outfits. Would love a similar post starring wide leg jeans or pants!

  2. So chic! Love all the styling inspiration, especially the first outfit!

    I regret donating my old denim skirts from years ago, now that they’re making a comeback.

    I have been eyeing this skirt from Banana —

    I am loving this silhouette as I don’t think I can deal with a pencil cut anymore, haha! Although I suppose the slits in the Still Here skirt help? How easy is it to walk in?

    1. Oh my gosh – thank you SO much! So kind of you. You are reminding me of my mother, who will go out of her way to compliment a woman’s hair or outfit — it is such an act of generosity. Thank you 🙂

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